Balance problems are conditions marked by symptoms such as dizziness, faintness, or a sensation of spinning, also called vertigo. Associated with many different conditions, vertigo is one of the most common signs of a balance problem. Experiencing vertigo can be debilitating for many people; Ogden Clinic in Utah offers vertigo physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation.
Conditions often accompanied by vertigo include:
The most common cause of vertigo, BPPV, results due to a buildup of crystals in the inner ear, which leads to a spinning sensation when patients turn over in bed or tilt their head up or down. To treat the unpleasant side effects of vertigo, specialists at Ogden Clinic use vertigo physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation.
Vertigo physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation both aim to relieve the spinning sensations and balance problems associated with an inner ear disorder. These types of physical therapy and rehabilitation combine gaze stabilization training, balance training, and various habituation exercises to reduce the symptoms of vertigo. Patients experiencing BPPV also benefit from a canalith repositioning procedure.
Canalith repositioning consists of several maneuvers which aim to clear particles out of the inner ear and move them to another area of the ear, so that they can be reabsorbed and stop causing balance problems and vertigo. Each maneuver places the patient’s head in a different position in order to stimulate movement of the particles.
Ultimately, vertigo physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation aim to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of vertigo, while also reducing a patient’s sensitivity to the environment and daily triggers.
These symptoms are often characteristic of an inner ear condition. If you would like to treat your inner ear condition and reduce your vertigo, contact us at Ogden Clinic in Utah to learn more about vertigo physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. We would be happy to schedule you a consultation!